ESA is announcing the completion of the first phase of a new 3.6 MW solar project in Central Florida. This three-phase solar farm project is part of ESA’s ongoing efforts to provide pathways to decarbonization for companies and communities nationwide.
The project will consist of three 1.2-MWDC systems that will be built in phases. These systems will be used to support all the electricity needs on-site for a local cannabis company. The solar farm project will help cut electricity costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create a more reliable source of electricity and promote clean energy in the region.
The array utilizes a ground-mounted system equipped with Terrasmart Glide racking, built to provide maximum efficiency and stability.
“We are happy to already be wrapping up phase one of this new solar farm project near our home base of Central Florida,” said Justin Vandenbroeck, executive VP of ESA. “Working alongside local agricultural leaders to promote sustainable energy practices is how we help them meet their growing energy needs. This project will power a cannabis facility, one of the fastest growing sources of new electricity consumption, rivaling data centers and EVs.”
The second phase of this solar farm project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, opening a path for more on-site solar for cannabis facilities. Solar can eliminate costs for growing operations, as electricity can be 30% to 50% of the wholesale cost of cannabis production. ESA looks forward to continuing to work with businesses and organizations across the country to promote sustainable energy practices and build a better future for us all.
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“Solar can eliminate costs for growing operations, as electricity can be 30% to 50% of the wholesale cost of cannabis production.”
Back in the day there used to be illicit Maui ‘wowee’, Humboldt gold (not to be confused with the honey), now it should be SunGanja. The tell here is 1.2MWpdc per grow house. No wonder there was a time law enforcement looked at the electric bills of suspected grow houses. I’d like a 1.2MWpdc array and several MWh ESS and the fuel industry with the electric utility industry could kiss Solarman goodbye.